Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan's office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble's sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Could the body be Cindi's? Or Cale's?
At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, only to terminate it weeks later. Was there a cover-up? As Tempe juggles multiple theories, the discovery of a strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body throws everything into question. Then an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Tempe can't overlook the coincidence. Was this man using his lab chemicals for murder? Or is the explanation even more sinister? What other secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week?
When an unidentifiable body turns up near the Charlotte Motor Speedway just in time for Race Week, Temperance Brennan investigates a complex crime of cover-ups. A race-track employee thinks that the body could belong to his sister or her boyfriend, who disappeared 12 years ago, and he asks Tempe to find out. When another person disappears during the NASCAR festivities, things really start to rev up in Kathy Reichs suspenseful FLASH AND BONES.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Mystery + Crime, Action + Thrillers, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, General, Sports + Games
- August 23, 2011
- August 23, 2011
- Kathy Reichs
- Linda Emond (Narrator)